‘Power of Wheels’ partnership goes from strength to strength

Daniel Baker

Staff at Kia Motors UK head office have embraced their charity partnership with The Children’s Trust and raised £65,000 in six months to help support children with brain injury across the UK. Kia launched the ‘Power of Wheels’ partnership with The Children’s Trust in February 2017 and it has already raised more than half of its £100,000 target. Check out the video below for....

The Power of Wheels

Staff at Kia’s Walton-on-Thames Head Office have taken part in a series of challenges including runs, marathons, abseils and cycles. Twelve thrill-seeking employees even took part in a 12,000ft skydive. In fact the Kia workforce has been so keen to get involved with the charity they have also donated time to volunteer at several events including helping to refurbish a sensory garden. Paul Philpott, President and CEO of Kia, said: “This has been a great partnership. Our staff have been really excited and keen to get involved, it’s been really motivating for the team. Many of the staff have pushed themselves to do something outside their comfort zone - I personally ran my first-ever marathon! Our target is £100k, but we’re hoping to smash that and raise as much as we can for the children and families supported by this fantastic charity. Watch this space for our next challenge.” Daniel Baker, Fundraising Executive at The Children's Trust, said: “We’re delighted with how Kia staff have embraced the partnership, they’re really passionate about helping children with brain injury. We are so grateful for their support. All of the money raised will make a real and everlasting difference to the children we support.”